14 July 2017

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Geopolitics & Empire with Trevor Aaronson: How the FBI Creates Fake Terrorism

Investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson discusses his book "Terror Factory" and how the FBI manufactures terror using 15,000 informants in order to satisfy a $3 billion budget.

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The Colder War

Gorbachev urges Trump and Putin to 'rebuild trust'

Moscow May Expel About 30 US Diplomats, Freeze Some US Assets

Approval of Putin has dropped 12 to 20 percentage points in the past two years

Turkey Chooses Russia Over NATO for Missile Defense

US successfully tests THAAD missile system

Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium

Hamburg: Left-Wing Extremism, A Perfect Storm For G20 Chaos?

EU army inevitable, says senior German official

The New Silk Road

China sets up base in Djibouti

The Balkans, the Black Sea region and China

Repaving the ancient Silk Routes

Merkel says she is wary of Greece’s over dependence on China

Finland could serve as China’s Arctic gateway for Obor

Middle East & Africa

Madagascar joins Afreximbank and AIIB

Europe's Afghan Crime Wave Is Mind-Boggling.

IDF Chief Compares Trends in Israel to Those of Pre-World War II Germany

Amnesty: US-Backed Coalition Violated International Law in Mosul Killings


Oil Discoveries Suggest Mexico’s Bet to Open Energy Sector Is Paying Off

Mexico ties for most deadly country in the world for journalists

Former Brazilian President Lula Convicted Of Corruption, Sentenced To Prison

Deep Politics

Milwaukee man says FBI agents sold him gun, urged him in mass shooting plot

Ohio man conspired to kill judge, support terrorists, hired FBI agent for hit

A new report in Sweden reveals Erdoğan orchestrated July 15 coup in Turkey

Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of Pentagon, CIA

The FBI’s Increasingly Odd Silence on Boston Bombing

Financial Crisis

‘It’s too late’: Seven signs Australia can’t avoid economic apocalypse

The super-rich are buying luxury apocalypse-safe bunkers

Crypto-Currency Collapse: Ethereum down 52%, Ripple down 57%

Cashless society closer than we think

Connecticut Capital Hartford Downgraded To Junk By S&P

IMF Rings The Alarm On Canada's Economy

Bitcoin vote of confidence from Switzerland's legendary banking system

Uber Withdraws From Russian Market, Merges Local Operations With Yandex

Energy & Environment

Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Warming’ In Climate Data

Era of ‘Biological Annihilation’ Is Underway, Scientists Warn

Surveillance & Technology

China Surveillance Plan: 600 Million CCTV Cameras Nationwide, Facial Recognition

China Tells Carriers to Block Access to Personal VPNs by February

Australian government to track $100 notes with nano-chips

Visa Trying to Bribe Merchants to Stop Taking Cash

CIA can intercept & redirect SMS on Android, according to 'Highrise' document

DARPA Wants Brain Implants That Record From 1 Million Neurons

Worried About Those Global Cyber Attacks? They Were Started by Washington

Chemotherapy may spread cancer, trigger aggressive tumours, warn scientists 

Religious people more tolerant, open-minded than atheists, new study reveals

Tech Billionaires Positioning Themselves For $1 Trillion Cybersecurity Boom

Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute